(50 ILCS 712/10)
Law enforcement agencies to provide bulletproof vests for officers.
(a) Each law enforcement agency within this State shall provide a bulletproof vest for every law enforcement officer of that agency who is employed as a new recruit by that agency on or after the effective date of this Act as part of the officer's initial equipment issue.
(b) All officer bulletproof vests shall be replaced before or at the expiration of the warranty period of the vest at the expense of the law enforcement agency.
(c) The State or unit of local government which has jurisdiction over the law enforcement agency shall apply to the United States Department of Justice under the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 or a successor Act for matching grants of the purchase price of the bulletproof vests for the officers of the law enforcement agency.
(d) If the law enforcement agency is a local law enforcement agency and not a State agency, the costs of purchasing the bulletproof vests shall be from State funds and from the funds of the unit of local government, including the matching grants received from the United States Department of Justice.
(Source: P.A. 98-743, eff. 1-1-15